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CDC Recommends Authorization of Pfizer Vaccine for Those Ages 12-15


Another major hurdle in the fight against COVID-19 was cleared on Wednesday when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially recommended the Pfizer vaccine for use in the 12-15 age group.

Details of Approval: The CDC approval comes just two days after the US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) made the same recommendation. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement that she has adopted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation that fully endorses both the safety and the effectiveness of the vaccine that had previously just been approved for use in people age 16 and over. With the recommendation, providers can begin administering the vaccine to this age group immediately.

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